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LLS Grant Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can ask for any portion of the full amount. But, be sure to write on the application form the TOTAL amount that you think the activity will cost and how much you are requesting. Usually clubs are able to cover part of the cost of their activities from their own funds or from donations and/or grants given to them by other entities. Please request ONLY what you are not able to cover.

If you are requesting funds for more than one project/activity, then you will need to fill out more than one LLS grant application.

Do the best you can. Look at past budgets from your club or talk to other club presidents. Feel free to also talk with your club adviser and/or other faculty members.  

Yes, this is possible. If there are not enough mini-grant funds to distribute to all clubs who need and are eligible for the funds, then you might be awarded less. Also, it is possible that the funding committee will determine that certain expenses are not eligible and/or will not cost as much as indicated.

Every semester, but remember you must complete the requirements each time to be considered again (completing expense reports, incorporating reflection and final presentation).

If you receive funding, you will need to complete an expense report, provide evidence that you have incorporated reflection on the project/experience and give a final presentation (or have a time to do this on the books).  NOTE: This must completed by the end of the semester for a one-time project/activity and by the end of the year for an on-going activity.

A club or team can apply for up to $3,000 dollars, individual students can request $1,000 - $2,000.

Applications will be accepted at the beginning of each semester up until the due date.

Students should work with The ETHOS Center Program Manager for all purchases and reimbursements.  In most cases, the School of Engineering can make the purchase, but in some cases the students are directed to use their own money.  In this case, students will need to keep very careful records of what they spent, and turn in a receipt to be reimbursed. They will be reimbursed through a check request.  Please do not make purchases before checking in with the program manager about what you are going to purchase.

A request for a mini-grant will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating a good “fit” with the grants purpose.
  • The thoroughness of your responses on the application.
  • If given mini-grant in the past, the club has completed all necessary parts (expense report, reflection, final presentation).
  • Previous use of LLS grant funds (fiscally responsible).
  • Meeting all of the eligibility requirements and stipulations listed.
  • Efforts by the student(s) to generate their own funds and/or  to obtain funds from other entities (academic departments, local chapters, etc.)
  • How well the requested funds will advance the mission of the club and of UD, and will connect experience with learning.
  • Application received by the deadline.


The ETHOS Center, Kelly Bohrer, Acting Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0212

LLS Grant Application

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LLS Grant Application